Waterford consists of 33 square miles of land in Southeastern
Connecticut surrounded by water on three sides and intersected
by two major interstate highways. We are located two hours
from New York City and Boston with easy commutes to Hartford
and New Haven for those people who wish to drive. Our community
has developed over the years from a rural farming community
in the 1700ís to a suburban community with approximately 20,000
residents. We are home to the Eugene OíNeill Memorial Theater
and Harkness Memorial State Park along with a large variety
of shopping and restaurant services for the convenience of
our residents and other visitors.
Waterford is an exceptional place to live, work, raise a family,
or retire. Its proximity to Long Island Sound provides cool
breezes in the summer and tempers the harsh New England winters.
Traveling North from the beautiful coast up through the upland
hills of the Quaker Hill section of town, visitors and residents
will see evidence of the vibrancy and success of this part
of Connecticut. Our larger community of Southeastern Connecticut
has a defense industry background, important biotech industry
and many colleges and universities as well as distinctive
tourism sites nearby.
Waterford provides many services to the residents including
excellent schools, garbage collection, public water and sewer
services for most areas, a beautiful public beach, recreational
activities and many other services supporting our residents.
Please take the time to review our many offerings on this
web site and I look forward to meeting with you when you come
Directions to Town Hall & Municipal Complex
The Town of Waterford, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new Prescription Discount Card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents savings on prescription medicines. For more information on this Prescription Discount program, click here or on the Rx graphic.
*Photographs displayed throughout this site were taken by
Waterford resident, Barbara Schubler.